The Edinburgh Rock reel

There are 11 recordings of a tune by this name.

A tune by this name has been recorded together with The Bunny’s Hat (a few times) and The Trip To Pakistan (a few times).

The Edinburgh Rock has been added to 23 tune sets.

The Edinburgh Rock has been added to 207 tunebooks.

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Five settings

X: 1
T: The Edinburgh Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|: AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AF F2 EFAF | cB B2 BAAF|
AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AFAB cBAB | ceae f3 e:|
|: affe cBAF | ef f2 afbf | affe cBAF | EF F2 AFce|
affe cecB | AFAB cBAB | ce e2 cBAB | ceae f3 e :|
X: 2
T: The Edinburgh Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AF F2 EFAF | cB B2 BAAF|
AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AFAB cBAB | ceae f3 e:|
|: affe cBAF | ef f2 afbf | affe cBAF | EF F2 AFce|
affe cecB | AFAB cBAB | ce e2 cBAB | ceae f3 e :|
X: 3
T: The Edinburgh Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emaj
|: AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AF F2 EFAF | cB B2 BAAF|
AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AFAB cBAB | ceae f3 e:|
|: affe cBAF | ef f2 afbf | affe cBAF | EF F2 AFce|
affe cecB | AFAB =cBAB |=cBAB =cBAB |=c2 ^ce f3e :|
X: 4
T: The Edinburgh Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Amaj
|: AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AF F2 EFAF | cB B2 BAAF|
AF F2 EFBF | AF F2 cecB | AFAB cBAB | ceae f3 e:|
|: affe cBAF | ef f2 afbf | affe cBAF | EF F2 AFce|
affe c3B | AFAB cBAB | ce e2 cBAB | ceae f3 e :|
# Added by JACKB .
X: 5
T: The Edinburgh Rock
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Emin
|: GE E2 DEAE | GE E2 BdBA | GE E2 DEGE | BA A2 AGGE|
GE E2 DEAE | GE E2 BdBA | GEGA BAGA | Bdgd e3 d:|
|: geed BAGE | de e2 geae | geed BAGE | DE E2 GEBd|
geed B3A | GEGA BAGA | Bd d2 BAGA | Bdgd e3 d :|
# Added by JACKB .

Twelve comments

Courtesy Becky Taylor

Got this lovely tune off of Phil Hardy’s website (under movies section) and goes well with The Bunny’s Hat and Trip to Pakistan:
https://thesession.org/tunes/738
https://thesession.org/tunes/112

Becky Taylor gave me the dots to it. She said Scottish piper David Lim wrote it.

Its actually in F#m not Emajor, but at least you get the right key signature.

Actually, it should show Amajor (or F#minor)…wrong relative. Jeremy?

Am I right in saying that Mike McGoldrick recorded this. I seem to be able to hear his version playing in my ear - so to speak. There is no link to any of his recordings so I guess that might mean an alternative title.
Or could it have been Flook?

Should have checked first - its on Wired (2nd tune track 11). The only difference in the title is the "THE". Didn’t think that would be a problem, it usually gets ignored.

Hah! Fixed the linkage by adding THE.
I know, simple things amuse me.

David Lim is not Scottish. He is originally from Weston Supermare and has lived in Manchester for the past 10 years or so. He is also a superb Luthier. I have a mandolin and bouzouki made by him, beautiful instruments. David plays uilleann pipes and is one of the organisers of the NW Pipers group.

Lim

Fiddlebabe, I already dealt with this Lim issue on another thread in the recording session which is why I ended up here. I quote myself:
"David Lim is ‘Mancunian’ as far as I know. See this site which even has a photo of the man:
http://www.ceolupnorth.co.uk/musicians.html
And it appears he is still a piper (uilleann)."
Thank you for your additional information.

Apologies

"recording session" should read SECTION

Does anyone know the what/who/why the tune was wrote for?

Got the blues

alternative ending:
"F#m"affe "A"cecB | "F#m"AFAB "F#m"=cBAB | "A"=cBAB "F#m"=cBAB | "A"=c2 ^c e "F#m"f3 e :|

Played during the tribute to Dave Williams, Herschel Arms, 2005

Unknown piper (all the less by me !) and Mick McGoldrick, from 0:59:06 https://youtu.be/4vSI4StT9Lk?t=3546

This is followed by Bunny’s Hat and Trip to Pakistan

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